Due to its ongoing success, Talad Rot Fai is now spreading to more locations. Inaugurated back in January 2015, Ratchada Train Market is not as big as the original Talad Rot Fai Train Night Market but it shares the same artsy vibe, sells more retro gear and also offers tasty snacks to enjoy while strolling the flea market. Above all, the new Ratchada Train Market is located in an area of the city that is much easier to access thanks to the nearby Cultural Centre MRT Underground Station.
Because it is more central and compact, the Ratchada Train Market is particularly appealing to those who wish to spontaneously pop in for a spot of browsing, four times a week.
The market is split into long avenues with antiques, secondhand toys, and kitsch curios found in the central few avenues. On the periphery, there is a combination of more general market type clothes, shoes, handbags, and plenty of snack stalls. Up towards the back end of the market are a row of bars, with VW Vans pumping out a mixture of Thai and western pop tunes, and adorned with fairy lights. Everyone is very friendly and conversation flows easily between tables.
Located on Ratchadaphisek Road (much closer from downtown Bangkok), within a few minutes walk from Thailand Cultural Center MRT Underground Station, Ratchada Train Market is very easy to reach.
Antiquing Tip Of The Day
Value of antiques can fluctuate just like stocks and bonds—just because these are antiques and they are old does not mean the value will constantly increase. The most important point is: buy what you love, because you gotta live with it.
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